41st Anniversary Of Churchills Death

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  1. Gnomey

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    Churchill was the kind of man that Britain needed at the time.
     
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    He and FDR were the right leaders at the right time in history.

    The US and UK seem to always have this luck.
     
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    Yes, he was a great man, the best England has ever had! :salute:

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    I will agree with that.
     
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    The greatest Briton in history.
     
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    Now THATS one hell of a fucking statement.... Just imagine that Top Ten List....
     
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    We had a 100 top great Britons on TV a while back. But my opinion;

    1. Churchill
    2. Nelson
    3. Isambard Kingdom Brunel
    4. Henry VIII
    5. Hugh Dowding
    6. The Black Prince
    7. Frank Whittle
    8. Sir Arthur Wellsley
    9. Montgomery
    10. Elizabeth I

    I'm sure all those could be contested, but it's just my opinion.
     
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    All of those I can understand except Lennon and Diana.
     
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    Agreed, I know why they are there (at least for Diana) but I don't agree with them being there. I would also agree with your least pD, although I would probably have Hugh Dowding above Henry VIII
     
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    I think the fact that Henry VIII cut off Britain's ties with the Vatican and made us truly independant is what made me rank him higher.
     
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    Fair point but I value Hugh Dowdings role in the Battle of Britain just as highly.
     
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    The debate could go on forever of who should be in the top ten, so I suppose this discussion could go on forever ... and well, there's nothing beyond that.
     
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    I find it interesting. Keep debating. I dont think Hugh Dowding should be in there though.
     
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    Why don't you think he should be in there?
     
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